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The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster.

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The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster.

If you like the show, please take a moment and rate us.

To get more information from Jay and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit CoachJayJohnson.com

Thanks and have a great run today!

    Marathon: Phil Wharton

    Marathon: Phil Wharton

    Phil is speaking at the 2018 Boulder Running Clinics Marathon Clinic. His presentations titles are "Essential Elements of Marathon Success" and "Key Principles of Marathon Training."
    The event will be streamed live on January 26th and 27th. All attendees, both in person and via the web, will receive HD videos of all of the presentations roughly three weeks after the clinic.
    Phil Warton is one of the most respected and sought after musculoskeletal therapists and trainers in the world. He has worked with and trained hundreds of Olympic medalists, world record holders, national teams, and professional teams; as well as luminaries of stage, screen and business. Guiding Olympic champions, medalists, and national teams over six Olympic periods. He has worked with world record-holders in the marathon for the past 11 years.
    Phil Wharton mentored with some of the finest traditional and non-traditional medical professionals in the world. Traveling with national teams from Italy to Kenya and all over Europe and Mexico. In his travels he worked to create marathon training camps all over the world.
    Thanks Phil for joining me on the podcast.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    High School: John O'Malley of Sandburg HS (IL)

    High School: John O'Malley of Sandburg HS (IL)

    John O'Malley is unquestionably one of the best high school coaches in the country. As the boys coach at Sandburg HS (IL) he has had teams run 7:46 or faster in the 4 x 800m the last four years. In cross country he has coached two Footlocker National Champions - Lukas Verzbicas (2009) and Dylan Jacobs (2017) - an accomplishment no other high school coach can claim.
    In these three excerpts from his full interview with High School Running Coach, he discuses the elements of success, the importance of building a culture, and the importance of having a progression of training.
    Coach O'Malley will be speaking twice at the Boulder Running Clinics in January, 2018. BoulderRunningClinics.com.
    Become a member of HighSchoolRunningCoach.com and get Coach O'Malley's documents on training philosophy, as well as day by day training for outdoor track.

    • 23 min
    Q&A: Four Great Questions From Jim

    Q&A: Four Great Questions From Jim

    In this Q&A I answer questions from Jim. He has read Simple Marathon Training and his questions are well informed. Thanks Jim!
    His questions are as follows.
    1. Do you always prescribe minutes to even advanced runners? If so, why?
    2. Can you run your easy days too easy?
    3. During your fundamental phase, do you see value in hill sprints as well?
    4. During your foundational phase, do you see value in starting to progress a moderate speed long run in distance to prepare for marathon-specific training?
    If you like this format please email me at jay@coachjayjohnson.com 
    Enjoy!

    • 26 min
    High School: Jonathan Dalby - Mountain Vista

    High School: Jonathan Dalby - Mountain Vista

    Jonathan Dalby is one of the most successful coaching in the country. He had two teams qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals this past week. His boys earned a podium spot, finishing 3rd, while his girls team finished 6th. Only Fayetteville-Manlius had a higher combined team finish.
    In this interview, which are excerpts from his full length interview on HighSchoolRunningCoach.com, he talks about the elements of success, such as being consistent and putting in the work. He then goes ins a discussion about team culture and not underestimating the social aspect of the team. Finally, he shares a guiding training principle of going from general work to more specific work.
    Jonathan is speaking at the January 2018 Boulder Running Clinics and his presentation on coaching freshmen will videoed. Check BoulderRunningClinics.com for that video.

    • 21 min
    High School: Dan Iverson - Girls Coach at Naperville North

    High School: Dan Iverson - Girls Coach at Naperville North

    Dan Iverson is the girls coach at Naperville North HS in Naperville, IL. His girls finished 2nd this past weekend at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). 
    In this podcast he talks about the culture and the structure of the team. He talks about the unique team camp his team to start the cross country season. He discusses the training his athletes do between the end of the cross country season and the start of outdoor track. Finally, Dan discusses the non-running things like drills, yoga and rope stretching. 
    Dan's a tremendous person and is truly an athlete-centered coach.
    He will be speaking at the January 2018 Boulder Running Clinics High School Clinic (January 12th and 13th).
    If you want to hear the entire interview, as well as get access to the training documents referenced in this podcast, go to HighSchoolRunningCoach.com and become a member.

    • 23 min
    Greg Weich

    Greg Weich

    Greg Weich has coached five Footlocker Finalists and this weekend his girls team will compete at the Nike Cross Nationals. 
    In this interview Greg talks about individualizing training for athletes, training athletes on minimal mileage, what he learned from Joe Vigil.
    Greg is one of the featured coach in Season 1 of High School Running Coach. Check out the site for tons of free coaching advice from coaches like Greg
    Greg is a great coach and a great person, so this interview was a treat to record (note: it was recorded two years ago at the Boulder Running Camps).

    • 41 min

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